This ETF invests in a basket of international holdings, excluding U.S. securities, which are deemed to be of the highest quality based on historical records of earnings and dividends. Investors with a longer-term horizon should consider the importance of high quality large cap stocks and the benefits they can add to any well-balanced portfolio including dividends and rock solid stability. Companies within this segment are often considered some of the safest firms in the world, offering a steady stream of distributions while also maintain the potential for capital gains. IDHQ is incredibly well-balanced from a portfolio composition perspective; this ETF holds close to 300 holdings and the top-ten components receive less than 10% of total assets. Investors should however note that IDHQ is tilted towards European securities which account for nearly half of the entire portfolio, followed by Japanese stocks which account for roughly one-fifth. IDV is worth a closer look as this ETF offers generally similar exposure for a cheaper price tag.